35 Results for author: Bipin Dani

Chandimal Disappointed With Run Out, Prefers Present Law

Though being a victim of the present run out law, Sri Lanka’s Test and ODI wicket-keeper Dinesh Chandimal, prefers the existing law, which is set to be changed from October 1 onwards. In the third (last) ODI against Bangladesh, the 28-year-old Chandimal was rightly declared run out by the third umpire (India’s S. Ravi) when he was technically within ... More

Wisden Cricketers of the Year to be announced on Wednesday

Wisden Cricketers' Almanack will announce the Five Cricketers of the Year on Wednesday, according to its editor Lawrence Booth. The Five Wisden Cricketers of the Year is an old tradition of the Wisden, also known as Bible of Cricket that dates back to 1889, and it is considered to be the oldest individual award in this game of cricket. Speaking exclus... More

India’s only chinaman bowler has an admirer in Sri Lanka

India's only chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav has an admirer in Sri Lanka. Lakshan Sandakan is Sri Lanka's first and Asia's another chinaman bowler, whose Test debut in July last year against Australia (Pallekele) was equally sensational (four wickets in the first innings and three in the second, highest by any chinaman bowler on debut). Speaking exclusi... More

Jadeja: ‘Topping ICC ranking is more important than MoM and MoS awards’

Ravindra Jadeja is on top of the world's 10 Test bowlers has given his family more happiness than the Man of the Match and Man of the Series awards he won against Australia on Monday. "The two awards- MoM and MoS he won are good but we are happier because he has topped the TCC Test ranking for the bowlers", Naina Jadeja, his sister, speaking exclusively ... More

Heath Streak: Playing with my father in the same match was special

Zimbabwean coach Heath Streak was not surprised when he learnt that West Indies' Shivnarine Chanderpaul and his son Tagenarine recently played together in the same first-class match. Interestingly, also the half centuries by both Chanderpauls came for Guyana in their match against Jamaica in Kingston. Heath Streak and his father Denis also played ... More

“No big deal” in officiating in Pakistan, says Ranmore Martinesz

It was not a "big deal" in officiating as an umpire in Pakistan, according to Ranmore Martinesz. The 50-year-old umpire from Sri Lanka was one of the umpires for the Pakistan Super League (PSL) final in Pakistan earlier this month. Roshan Mahanama, the former ICC match-referee from Sri Lanka, also acted as an official (referee) for the final played at ... More

Everything in a name but Angelo Mathews won’t name his son Jacques

English poet William Shakespeare did say,“what’s in a name?” But if the same question is posed to Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews, he would say,“everything is in a name.” We have not yet finalised the name,” Mathews, who came with his wife to the Taj Samudra last week, said 30-year-old Mathews and his wife are yet to decide the name of their ... More

Venkatapathi in race for spin bowling coaching in Bangladesh

India's former spinner Venkatapathi Raju is one of the contenders for the coaching role in Bangladesh. This was revealed by Nazmul Hasan Papon, the president of the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB). Speaking exclusively, he said, "We have shortlisted Venkatapathi Raju and Sunil Joshi's names for the post of a spin bowling coach with our national team. In ... More

Zimbabwe Cricket Board Chief Declares ‘No War’ with BCCI

Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) Board Chief Tauengwa Mukuhlani who is in Sri Lanka to witness Bangladesh’s 100th Test match hopes the current crisis in the ICC, following Chairman Shashank Manohar’s sudden resignation is resolved amicably. Speaking at the Hotel Taj Samudra on behalf of Zimbabwe cricket he said, “We hope all issues and current crisis at the ICC ... More

Rangana Herath: Not in a long-term captaincy race with Mathews

Sri Lanka's stand-in Test captain Rangana Herath, who will turn 39 on Sunday during the current Test against Bangladesh, says winning the first three Tests as captain is a big boost in his career. Interestingly, Rangana Herath is the first Sri Lankan captain to achieve this. Sri Lanka had won both the Tests in Harare last year before the win in Galle under ... More